Eliza Ruth Barnes (1850 - 1911)

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Watta, Australia

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Watta, Australia

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Family

Father: Barnes Floyd Thomas Barnes
Mother: Marianne Belcher Barnes

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Ruth

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1850 - In the year that Eliza Ruth Barnes was born, on September 9th, in the middle of the Gold Rush, California was admitted to the US as the 31st state. Previously the western part of Alta California, the state, by itself, is now has the 6th largest economy in the world when compared to other countries.

1867 - By the time she was 17 years old, on August 7th through September 20th, the new nation of Canada held its first Federal election. John A. Macdonald's Conservatives won the election.

1899 - By the time she was 49 years old, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

1901 - When she was 51 years old, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded. Chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel, who died in 1896, had provided in his will for prizes in physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine, who have produced the most distinguished literary work of an idealist tendency, and who have contributed the most toward world peace. The winners in 1901 were: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen for physics, Jacobus Henricus van't Hoff for chemistry, Emil Adolf von Behring for physiology or medicine, Sully Prudhomme for literature, and Jean Henry Dunant and Frédéric Passy for peace.

1911 - In the year of Eliza Ruth Barnes's passing, the United States Supreme Court broke up Standard Oil in May. John D. Rockefeller established Standard Oil in 1870 and it was the largest oil refinery at the time. The Supreme Court found that Standard Oil of New Jersey (one of the many iterations of Standard Oil) was guilty of "monopolizing the petroleum industry through a series of abusive and anticompetitive actions". The Court broke up the several entities that comprised Standard Oil and they eventually became competing firms.

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Eliza Ruth Barnes passed away in 1911 in Watta, Australia at age 61. There is no listed cause of death. She was born in 1850. She was born to Barnes Floyd Thomas Barnes and Marianne Belcher Barnes, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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